The Bipolar Bum

Backpacking and Bipolar II. Taking Manic Depression on tour.

Constructing narratives and why you should be suspicious of yourself

If we are truly aiming to be as free of symptoms as we are able then it becomes important to understand which thoughts and feelings are OURS and which are generated by our illnesses.

18/03/2015 · 16 Comments

#MikeAndTheMechanics #TheLivingYears #Grief

  This song fucks me up all over the place.  This is the first time I’ve voluntarily listened to it since my dad died.  It’s one of those nights anyway.

30/05/2014 · 7 Comments

Forcing myself to write the ‘pointless’ post.

#depression #depressed #suicidalideation #bipolar #loneliness     This is the post that I’ve avoided submitting since the beginning.  I’ve written this post, or fragments of it, many times now.  I’ve … Continue reading

25/04/2014 · 6 Comments

#Depression – Thank you new followers, and an apology

  Good evening,   Firstly I want to say that I’m absolutely thrilled to be within reach of a hundred followers.  You folks that support me and feed-back to me … Continue reading

02/04/2014 · Leave a comment

Trapped by television? Trapped by mental illness. @postboxadam @Australianstory

  To all my brethren, bipolar or otherwise – You are not alone.  Read ANY of our blogs and you’ll find a thread which spans all continuums of wealth, influence, physical … Continue reading

25/03/2014 · 10 Comments

Adam Boland, Medication and Side Effects

  For those of you in Australia, tonight on Australian story is a piece about Adam Boland.  Yet another high profile, wealthy, successful member of society who has fought against … Continue reading

24/03/2014 · 7 Comments

Psychosis – Déjà vu

Being as early in the process of understanding my illness as I am means that I often overlook or pass by important questions.  On the Black Dog Bipolar test there … Continue reading

15/03/2014 · 5 Comments

Struggling to shake this one off

My mood seems to keep elevating a little bit before I go to bed but when I wake up in the morning I am back to square one.  I have … Continue reading

15/03/2014 · 7 Comments


13/03/2014 · Leave a comment

Cognitive Dissonance

  So, Wikipedia says: In psychology, cognitive dissonance is the excessive mental stress and discomfort[1] experienced by an individual who holds two or more contradictory beliefs, ideas, or values at the same time. … Continue reading

13/03/2014 · Leave a comment
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